Swedish furniture brand IKEA have installed a temporary lounge at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris (+ slideshow).
Located in Terminal 3, the IKEA Lounge is furnished like a house with living rooms, bedrooms and a playroom for children.
Departing passengers can even take a nap in one of nine beds while awaiting their flights.
The lounge is open to all and will remain in place until 5 August.
Also recently completed at Charles de Gaulle airport is a park-like business lounge with branching pathways and tree-shaped lights.
Here's the press release from IKEA:
Ikea reinvests the transport world by installing a VIP lounge in the Terminal 3 at the Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport, from July 13 to August 5!
Holiday departures are often a source of stress and because the waiting time in the departure lounge is an average of 1 hour and 43 minutes, IKEA wanted to use its expertise in interior design to serve the economy class.
IKEA Lounge is a space of over 220m ² for the whole family to relax before going on vacation.
Completely free, visitors will live a unique experience: greeted by a hostess, they can relax by reading the press, by watching TV from a comfortable sofa, or enjoy the quality of IKEAs mattresses for a nap in one of the 9 bedrooms of the space (including one accessible to the disabled). IKEA Lounge contains also a specially dedicated space for children where they can enjoy themselves in a secure area of 50 m2, under the benevolent supervision of qualified instructors.